This post was edited by wchao37 at 2019-5-17 14:26|
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There is a certain degree of inevitability in this Trade War, as can be gleaned from the fact that U.S. House Democrats have now enjoined the battle to reaffirm bipartisan support for Donald Trump’s tariffs on China.
Thucydides' controversial hypothesis notwithstanding, what we are witnessing today is the cold truth proven beyond reasonable doubt that the WASPs simply can't control their itchy impulses when it comes to demonizing China because of the relative ease with which they had historically exterminated at least 50 million Native Americans in the few centuries between the Mayflower and the 1890s.
The truth of the matter was that they feared the Mongoloid race so much that they didn't even deign to enslave the native peoples and would rather import black slaves from Africa.
That ignoble page of their history has left such an indelible imprint of remorseless contempt in their nation’s collective subconscious memory that to this day they still fail to understand the root of their own deep-seated antipathy towards China even as they are surer than ever that the latter's GDP is about to overtake theirs in a mere decade or less.
That's why they would never objectively attribute China's accomplishments to the intelligence and diligence of the Chinese people, but would always thump their chests and talk about American 'foolishness' in allowing China to join the WTO, forced technology transfers and IPR thefts, etc.
They have conveniently forgotten that it took China fifteen years just to join the WTO on America's own terms, that China had never 'forced' anyone to transfer technology because of the inherent impossibility of any such unilateral practice, and that China had acquired some American knowhow by using the same mechanism with which America had acquired hers from Britain at the turn of the 19th century.
What works for the gander should also work for the goose, or else it is using a double standard.